| Feb 17, 2013
Saturday's third round of golf in the Northern Trust Open was like the line in the old TV series "Naked City."
There were eight million stories at Riviera. Here are three.
Barber can cut it
Blayne Barber, 69-70-72—211; two under, tied...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The man who won the Northern Trust Open in a playoff Sunday called it "one of the great par fours we play." The man who lost in the playoff called it "funky" and added, "They might as well put a windmill out there."
So, although the record books will...
| Feb 13, 2013
The top player in golf isn't in the Northern Trust Open field this week at Riviera Country Club and his name isn't Tiger Woods.
Rory Mcllroy, the Northern Ireland four-club clover who is still ahead of No. 2 Woods in the World Golf Rankings, took a...
| Feb 14, 2013
Ben Hogan bought the fairway to heaven, Humphrey Bogart no longer stands pickled and perched beneath the sycamore on No. 12 and member Jim Murray isn't around to describe Riviera Country Club, as he once did, as "like a coquettish woman who winks at you...
| May 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora invited me to play in his golf tournament.
I suspect your reaction is about the same as the look on Dan Guerrero's face when I showed up Monday.
Funny thing too, I got a lot of strange, menacing stares as I walked...
| May 14, 2013
We had a great development in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia did for golf what Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan once did for figure skating.
Images can change so fast. The PGA Tour is no longer merely a parade of boring...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:05 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — It is hard to know whether this year's U.S. Open golf tournament will be remembered for Justin Rose's victory or Phil Mickelson's defeat.
Rose is 32 years old, an Englishman born in South Africa, who was a prodigy as early as 17...
| Jun 18, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — The only thing more baffling than Phil Mickelson's inability to finish the deal in a U.S. Open is the delight so many people seem to take in that.
From my vantage point, he appears to be the most unpopular popular person in sports. I...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Bubba Watson won the Masters this year, captured the hearts of millions with his personal story and his golfing style and won the lifetime devotion of Michelle Tesori.
Countless words have been written and broadcast about Watson's...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most analyzed, dissected athlete of our time is passing the tests with greater ease these days. The people who administer the Rorschach would be proud of Tiger Woods.
It is Masters week, and during Woods' career of golfing...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:10 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — Life went on in this leafy Philadelphia suburb Friday, despite near-catastrophic injuries inflicted on the egos of 156 golfers.
They were playing in the U.S. Open. Friday, it was the U.S. Oops.
It was a day featuring men thrashing...